BattleTech: The Crescent Hawks' Revenge Reviews (DOS)

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The Producer/Designer Speaks Tony Van (2855) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars
a great game for the time, well worth a look for BattleTech fans even today! Gothicgene (83) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Overall User Score (18 votes) 3.7


Critic Reviews

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80
Dragon (Mar, 1991)
This game is good but is not the same as the first BattleTech game. Players wanting a role-playing game might be disappointed, but war gamers will thoroughly enjoy the variety of 'Mechs and vehicles available as well as the needed strategies for combat success. Infocom has produced a highly enjoyable strategic war game that happens to possess a great story line as well.
68
Otti war von dem Spiel begeistert, während ich nur „gebremste Begeisterung“ empfinden konnte. Nehmen wir zu Gunsten des Spiels an, daß Otti recht hat...
60
Set in the BattleTech universe, this is has strong role-playing elements, but still retains a tactical flavor of mechwarrior combat.
37
Power Play (Jun, 1991)
Irgendwie kommen die Programmierer der Computerspielversionen zur Battletech-Brettspielreihe auf keinen grünen Zweig. Eine nette Sf-Story, ein paar bunte VGA-Bilder und ein recht guter Sound machen leider noch kein gutes Spiel. Sprühte schon der erste Teil nicht gerade vor Spielwitz und Originalität, fielen gerade die Teile, die in Battletech I noch für ein wenig Vergnügen sorgten (z.B. Rollenspielelemente), bei The Crescent Hawk's Revenge leider fast komplett weg. Die auf Dauer mangels Abwechslung ziemlich öden taktischen Prügeleien sorgen trotz der verschiedenen Kampfgebiete höchstens für ein Gähnen.
 
As the sneak preview noted, BattleTech: The Crescent Hawks' Revenge is more effective as a computerized version of the boardgame than as the adventure game many will expect when they see the Infocom label. This reviewer believes that being able to have satisfying battles without having to get out the tape measure and stacks of charts (required of the boardgame version of BattleTech) makes Revenge a very enjoyable playing experience. Therefore, he can wholeheartedly recommend the game. Indeed, Infocom has published the game every Battle- Tech devotee has been waiting for. Would anyone like to buy a set of BattleTech miniatures?